Listening to our Customers: Updated Product Roadmaps

April 4th, 2017 by inflectra

One of the most popular sessions in our recent user summits in London, Zürich and Mannheim were the discussions of the future Inflectra product roadmaps. We presented the proposed roadmap for SpiraTest, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam and Rapise to the community and captured their feedback and suggestions (sadly there was not time to also cover KronoDesk). Based on their feedback we have now published the updated roadmaps for the products for 2017/2018. Learn what users in Europe had to say.

The Process

One of the key ideas behind the user summits was to make them useful for users and not sales-oriented events. The goal was not to try and upsell or cross-sell customers, but to present our plans for the future and get their feedback. So during the meetings we presented the ideas for the future and captured on whiteboards the feedback and suggestions:

We presented the attendees with the plans for the next two versions of SpiraTeam (v5.3 and v5.4) and asked them:

  • Did they agree with the order of the releases (v5.3 was more plan-oriented and v5.4 was more test-oriented)
  • Would they like to move any of the items between the releases

Based on this feedback, we have postponed the release of v5.2 by a couple of weeks to April 26th to include one feature from v5.3 and then we switched the order of v5.3 and v5.4 to focus on the testing functionality first.

We then asked the attendees to vote of what they'd like to see in version 6.0 in 2018 from a list of ideas.


For the attendees in Switzerland, this was the vote:


Whereas from the attendees in Germany, there were some other opinions:

We have incorporated these votes and other suggested ideas into the roadmaps.

Feedback from the User Summits

In addition to the ideas and feedback on the next couple of releases, we had some very interesting new ideas that we hope to include as well:


Finally, we also asked the attendees to rate the user summits and provide suggestions for the upcoming summits in Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA as well as the return visit to Europe next year:

What About The Result?

Based on the outcome of the meetings, we consolidated the feedback from all three locations (it was remarkably similar in fact) and the updated roadmaps are now available on our website:

Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions...


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